Palo’s return least of Iowa State’s concerns


January 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The potential distraction caused by the return of guard Bubu Palo appears to be the last thing Iowa State is worried about. The slumping Cyclones have bigger issues to deal with. Iowa State has lost three straight for the first time in three years. The Cyclones have fallen 2 ½ games behind league-leading Kansas, and they dropped eight spots to No. 16 in this week’s Top 25.

Iowa State started its weeklong preparation for Saturday’s home game against Number 22 Kansas State with a players-only meeting. Forward Georges Niang says the Cyclones got a lot of things off their chest.